Timothy Schmalz

Canadian sculptor Timothy Schmalz’s "Homeless Jesus" piece outside Roberts Park UMC downtown has caused many people to stop and stare over the past several months. Schmalz, a Catholic, describes his work as visual translations of the Gospels. He believes the more powerful—and truthful—the art, the more powerful the questions of the viewer become and the more likely they are too see marginalized people as God sees them.